Summer Thunderstorm Safety
In the Upstate the summer is packed with many thunderstorms due to high humidity. Thunderstorms can be dangerous because they include heavy rain, lightning, and high winds. They can even go on to produce tornadoes, causing damage to local homes and businesses. A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains large hail and/or damaging straight-line winds of 58 miles per hour or greater.
These types of storms can cause great damage to any home or business, but more importantly can pose a threat to your safety! There are some safety tips to help keep you safe during summer thunderstorms.
- Avoid unnecessary travel
- Get into basement if available or the lowest level of your home/ business
- Stay away from doors or windows
It is extremely important to know what to look for and understand what thunderstorm warnings may mean. For example, a thunderstorm watch means that the conditions are right for a thunderstorm to develop, whereas a thunderstorm warning means that there have been storms spotted around your area in the radar. Keeping up with the forecast can help keep you prepared for any disaster.
To better prepare your business for possible damages, SERVPRO of West Greenville County has a team ready to set up an Emergency Readiness Plan at any time. Our production crew is available 24/7 for any damage a summer thunderstorm may have on your home or business.
We hope that this information will help prepare our local community for any storms that may roll through this summer season. Being prepared is the first step, but if damages do occur, we at SERVPRO of West Greenville County can be your second step into getting your home or business back to preloss condition!
Give us a call at (864)-292-8570!